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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] > Hampden County'' [[Image:Ma-hampden.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Hampden County]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hampden County'''
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== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
 
== [http://lwvma.org/govcounty.shtml County Courthouse]  ==
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*Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.  
 
*Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.  
 
*The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.  
 
*The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.  
*Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.
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*Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/MA_Hampden.htm Hampden County Courthouse;]<br>50 State Street; <br>Springfield, MA 01103<br>Phone: 413.,748.7759&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Courts has divorce records&nbsp;1812-1932 and court records; <br>Probate&nbsp;Judge has probate records; Register of Deeds has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hampden County, Massachusetts, p.329.</ref>
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<br><br><br>Towns Organized Before 1800: <br>Blandford 1741, <br>Brimfield 1714, <br>Chester 1765, <br>Granville 1754, <br>Holland 1783, <br>Longmeadow 1783, <br>Monson 1760, <br>Montgomery 1780, <br>Palmer 1752, <br>Southwick 1770, <br>Springfield 1641, <br>Wales 1762, <br>West Springfield 1774,<br>Westfield 1669, <br>Wilbraham 1763
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*Created 25 February 1812 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*Created 25 February 1812 from [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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===== Cities:  =====
 
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[[Agawam, Massachusetts|Agawam]] | [[Chicopee, Massachusetts|Chicopee]] | [[Holyoke, Massachusetts|Holyoke]] | [[Palmer, Massachusetts|Palmer]] | [[Springfield, Massachusetts|Springfield]] | [[West Springfield, Massachusetts|West Springfield]] | [[Westfield, Massachusetts|Westfield]]
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*Agawam
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*Holyoke
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*Springfield
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[[Blandford, Massachusetts|Blandford]] | [[Brimfield, Massachusetts|Brimfield]] | [[Chester, Massachusetts|Chester]] | [[East Longmeadow, Massachusetts|East Longmeadow]] | [[Granville, Massachusetts|Granville]] | [[Hampden, Massachusetts|Hampden]] | [[Holland, Massachusetts|Holland]] | [[Longmeadow, Massachusetts|Longmeadow]] | [[Ludlow, Massachusetts|Ludlow]] | [[Monson, Massachusetts|Monson]] | [[Montgomery, Massachusetts|Montgomery]] | [[Russell, Massachusetts|Russell]] | [[Southwick, Massachusetts|Southwick]] | [[Tolland, Massachusetts|Tolland]] | [[Wales, Massachusetts|Wales]] | [[Wilbraham, Massachusetts|Wilbraham]]
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*Westfield
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
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[[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire ]]| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire ]]| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester ]]| '''Connecticut '''counties: [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford ]]| [[Litchfield County, Connecticut|Litchfield ]]| [[Tolland County, Connecticut|Tolland]]
  
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*Blandford
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*Brimfield
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*Chester
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*East Longmeadow
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*Granville
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*Hampden
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==== Cemeteries  ====
*Holland
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*Longmeadow
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*Ludlow
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*Monson
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*Montgomery
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*Palmer
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==== Census  ====
*Russell
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*Southwick
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*Tolland
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*Wales
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*Wilbraham
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{{Census|Massachusetts}}  
  
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===== State Census =====
  
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'''''1855 Massachusetts State Census—'''a'' free searchable index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459985 FamilySearch Record Search]. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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*Bondsville
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*Holland
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*Monson Center
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*Palmer
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*Three Rivers
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*Wilbraham
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*Feeding Hills
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*Forest Park
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[[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire ]]| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire ]]| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester ]]| '''Connecticut '''counties: [[Hartford County, Connecticut|Hartford ]]| [[Litchfield County, Connecticut|Litchfield ]]| [[Tolland County, Connecticut|Tolland]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census ====
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'''''1865 Massachusetts State Census'''''—a free searchable index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410399 FamilySearch Record Search] This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/CourtRecordsBookA-HampdenCountyArchivesProject Court Records, Book A] - via the Internet Archive
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=20562 {{nowrap|North Adams, MA newspapers}}] (1895-1977) and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=50&ci=23022 Pittsfield, MA newspapers] (1858-1977) covering local news that included Hampden County residents.<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Springfield Massachusetts Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mahampde/ The Hampden County MAGenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mahampde/ The Hampden County MAGenWeb Project], an member of [[MAGenWeb|The MAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County (backup site)
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ma/mafiles.htm#Hampden The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Hampden County (backup site)  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=184156&subject_disp=Massachusetts%2C+Hampden&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Hampden County
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*{{FHL|Massachusetts%2C+Hampden|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Hampden County
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Modern town and city borders in Hampden County, Massachusetts.


Contents

County Courthouse

  • In 1997, the county governments of Hampden, Berkshire, Essex, Hampden and Worcester were abolished.
  • Their functions were turned over to state agencies.
  • Sheriffs in these counties still administer jails but their employees are state employees.
  • The legislation to abolish these county governments transferred Registeries of Deeds to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.
  • Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk county governments remain substantially unchanged.

Hampden County Courthouse;
50 State Street;
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413.,748.7759 

Clerk Courts has divorce records 1812-1932 and court records;
Probate Judge has probate records; Register of Deeds has land records[1]




Towns Organized Before 1800:
Blandford 1741,
Brimfield 1714,
Chester 1765,
Granville 1754,
Holland 1783,
Longmeadow 1783,
Monson 1760,
Montgomery 1780,
Palmer 1752,
Southwick 1770,
Springfield 1641,
Wales 1762,
West Springfield 1774,
Westfield 1669,
Wilbraham 1763

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities:

Agawam | Chicopee | Holyoke | Palmer | Springfield | West Springfield | Westfield

Towns

Blandford | Brimfield | Chester | East Longmeadow | Granville | Hampden | Holland | Longmeadow | Ludlow | Monson | Montgomery | Russell | Southwick | Tolland | Wales | Wilbraham

Neighboring Counties

Berkshire | Hampshire | Worcester | Connecticut counties: Hartford | Litchfield | Tolland

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Hampden County, Massachusetts census records online, see: Massachusetts Census.

State Census

1855 Massachusetts State Census—a free searchable index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

1865 Massachusetts State Census—a free searchable index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has North Adams, MA newspapers (1895-1977) and Pittsfield, MA newspapers (1858-1977) covering local news that included Hampden County residents.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Hampden County, Massachusetts, p.329.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].